29 Aug 2012

Wellington beat Hawke's Bay in ITM Cup

11:40 am on 29 August 2012

Wellington scored four second half tries to grab a 30-15 bonus point victory over Hawke's Bay in their ITM Cup rugby clash in the capital.

The home side trailed 15-6 at half-time after a lacklustre first half but racked up 24 unanswered points in the second spell to maintain their winning start to the season.

The Lions' first-half points came from two Jason Woodward penalties but after the break Victor Vito, Dane Coles, Arden David-Perrot and Woodward all crossed the line to secure the bonus point.

First-five Daniel Waenga and Hika Elliot got Hawke's Bay's five-pointers with Waenga also adding a conversion and penalty.

Wellington are now two from two. Hawke's Bay have lost both of their matches.